Top 25 Things to Do in August

Top 25 Things to Do in August

Live Music

Patti Smith – Aug 5/Archa Divadlo

The high-priestess of art-rock performs her acclaimed Horses, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and is considered one of the greatest albums of all time.



Nneka – Aug 6/Lucerna Music Bar

The Nigerian soul singer dubbed the next Lauryn Hill combines reggae, R&B, afrobeat, and hip-hop styles with a velvety voice.

Patti Smith/Image: Wiki Commons
Patti Smith/Image: Wiki Commons

Conchita Wurst at Prague Pride – Aug 10/Strelecky Ostrov

The Austrian Eurovision 2015 winner will headline the Prague Pride opening concert at Strelecky Ostrov (a.k.a. Pride Village).

Interpol – Aug 12/Lucerna Music Bar

One of the acclaimed breakout bands of the post-punk revival of the 2000s reunite for a new album and world tour.

The War on Drugs – Aug 17/Lucerna Music Bar

Retro-leaning Philly shoegazers, recently nominated for a Brit Award for Best International Artist, bring their dreamy tunes to Prague.

The War on Drugs/Image: Facebook
The War on Drugs/Image: Facebook

Club Nights

Let It Roll Afterparty – Aug 2/Storm Club

If you missed the open-air Let It Roll Festival in Nymburk, check out the afterparty in Prague featuring Let It Roll Djs and special guests.

Let It Roll/Image: Facebook
Let It Roll/Image: Facebook

Party Cabaret Praha – Aug 28/Roxy

English beatboxer ThePetebox, Detroit techno star Kenny Larkin, and Czech rapper Orion present a Technicolor evening of costumes and beats.

Festivals

Prague Pride – Aug 10-16/Multiple venues

Highlights of the fifth annual Pride Celebration include concerts at Strelecky Ostrov, an afterparty at Roxy, and the big parade on August 16.

Prague Pride 2015/Photo: Lukáš Bíba
Prague Pride 2015/Photo: Lukáš Bíba

Overtone Festival – Aug 15/Riegrovy Sady

A new name on the Czech festival map hosts its first edition in Prague with the German duo Milky Chance getting top billing.

Rock for Churchill – Aug 28/Vroutek, Areál Myslivna

Selah Sue (BE), Archive (UK), and Looptroop Rockers (SWE) are just a few of the live acts taking to the main stage with Dj sets by Ed Rush (UK) and more.

Festival of Nine Colours – Aug 29/Park Podviní

This celebration of foreigners in Prague is a lively day of traditional live music, performance, and food and drink from around the world.

Theater

Letní Letná – Aug 16-Sept 3/Letná Park

A Prague tradition now in its 12
th year, this contemporary circus festival is so much more with a staggering line-up of performances and activties on offer.

L’Opera Barocca – Aug 14-Sept 6/Clam Gallas Palace

A festival of early music that includes opera and theater performances (expect brilliant costumes as it is organized by Carnevale Praha) from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Film

Exhibition of Film Posters – now thru Aug 30/DOX

Terry’s Socks and the Art Archive present an exhibition of film posters and book covers created in Czechoslovakia from the late 1950’s until 1989.

Noir Film Festival Aug 20/Castle Křivoklát

A unique festival that focuses on the noir genre, experience dark tales of femme fatales amidst the stunning backdrop of this gothic landmark.

Noir Film Festival/Image: Facebook
Noir Film Festival/Image: Facebook

Art & Design

Amy Arbus On the Street – now thru Sept 6/Leica Gallery

Arbus, daughter of iconic photographer Diane Arbus, captured New York’s most influential style-makers, including Madonna and the Clash, in black and white from 1980-1990.

Leica Gallery/Image:  © Martina Klírová
Leica Gallery/Image: © Martina Klírová

Fashion Bizar Bazar – Aug 2/Cargo Gallery

Also read:  See Prague through the eyes of an acclaimed children's book illustrator this autumn at DOX

A day-long chance to dig for vintage fashion treasure to a laid-back Dj set soundtrack with quality refreshments on hand.

Alice Masaryková and Support for the Arts – Aug 7-Nov 11/Prague Castle

Opening this month at Prague Castle, an exhibition devoted to works acquired by Dr. Alice Masaryková, daughter of the first president of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

Food & Drink

Džem fest – Aug 30/Tiskarna na Vzduchu

Homemade jams, jellies, and marmalades are the theme of this delicious fest with proceeds going to a local charity.

F.O.O.D. Picnic/Image: Facebook
F.O.O.D. Picnic/Image: Facebook

F.O.O.D. Picnic, Prague Ice Cream Festival, Naplavka Street Food

See our article Super Summer Food Festivals for the low-down on these and more August food festivals!

Random Fun

Vinyl Only Day – August 22/Containall

Buy, play, listen, or just talk vinyl at this swap meet for crate diggers and lovers of hot wax.

Prague Triathalon Weekend – August 14-16/Multiple venues

The first-ever Prague triathlon weekend will offer a variety of Iron Man events in the center of Prague.

Stalin Barber Shop – August 5/Stalin

From 14:00, get a fresh summer crew cut at Prague’s hippest summer hangout. This is an ongoing event with open-air cuts by Pepe barbershop.


Elizabeth Haas

Elizabeth Haas is the editor of Expats.cz. She has lived in Prague for 12 years working as a writer and editor of cookbooks and travel guides. Her work has appeared in both Czech and American publications.

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